As the summer holidays begin for lil’M…I get to sleep extra minutes in the morning and which according to me is utmost luxury at times. Getting up little late and sipping the hot tea in leisure without worrying about lunchboxes is ultimate bliss. I am not a tea addict as I mentioned in my earlier posts too…but I love my morning tea and want to sip it in peace. But on school days…the mornings will be crazy and I rarely get time to drink tea in leisure. If this is a routine of a normal housewife like me…I really wonder how the working women manage their household work in the morning and get ready for work. Kudos to you people…
Though milk tea is my favourite….and I prefer my morning cup of tea to be kadak (strong)…Sometimes I love to indulge flavoured no milk tea too…and as they say ‘Variety is Spice of Life’…I love trying out different teas and different tea flavours. Even I associate some teas with the seasons. Wondering how…??? During rains, Elachi wali Chai will soothe your senses, in winters, Adrak ki Chai will warm your senses and in summers a simple lemon tea, mint tea or iced tea will cool your senses. 🙂 To cool my senses this summer…I am making Mint Sulaimani, a lot these days. There is something soothing about the flavours of this tea. With the hint of refreshing mint, ginger, lemon and cardamom…this mint sulaimani is perfect summer drink to indulge.
- 1 tbsp. Black tea powder
- 2½ cups of Water
- 8 fresh Mint leaves
- 2 tbsp. Lemon juice
- ¼ tbsp. chopped Ginger
- 1 Cardamom, crushed
- 2 tbsp. Honey
- In a kettle or vessel use to make tea, bring water to boil by adding chopped ginger, crushed cardamom and black tea powder. Boil this for 2-3 minutes and add turn off the flame.
- In another bowl combine lemon juice, honey and mint leaves. Now add the above made decoction and stir well.
- Sieve and serve immediately by adding fresh mint leaves.
- Add love to make this mint sulaimani taste ‘Yummy’.